Can Almere City beat SC Cambuur in Yanmar Stadion clash?

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Competition: Netherlands Eerste Divisie
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 11:15 (UTC)
Venue: Yanmar Stadion (3000 seats)

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Almere City - SC Cambuur!

Insights:
  • Almere City has the fewest conceded goals (2) at home in Eerste Divisie
  • SC Cambuur has the most scored goals (72) in Eerste Divisie

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

Almere City's stadium, Yanmar Stadion, has a grass surface. SC Cambuur have artifical turf on their own stadium. This might or might not make a difference, and to help evaluate that we give you the recent performance numbers for SC Cambuur when playing on grass; 11 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses from 18 matches. They have scored 34 goals in these games and conceded 15.

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Almere City form and stats

Almere City, who have the fewest conceded goals (2) at home in Eerste Divisie, have been outstanding at home so far in the Eerste Divisie with 9 wins, 2 draws and only 0 losses. In general it's been a long time since Almere tasted defeat here at Yanmar Stadion, as they have taken at least one point from their last eleven home games in the league.

Happy days for Almere in their previous game, a Eerste Divisie match away at FC Oss (placed 14th) that ended with a 4-2 victory. A defeat was the result before that one, 1-2 away at Helmond Sport.

A goal frenzy last time out for Almere City, with a total of 6 goals in the match against FC Oss. Fun stuff to watch!

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as FC Volendam are coming to town in three days.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (22 in 11 games), Almere City's attacking play is working. Almere have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 2 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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SC Cambuur form and stats

The strength of SC Cambuur, who have the most scored goals (72) in Eerste Divisie, on their travels this season is incredible with 30 points collected from 12 Eerste Divisie away games. SC Cambuur has 9-3-0 on the road, with 33 goals scored and 9 conceded.

It's the second away game in a row for Cambuur, but there's smiles all around after the 3-1 victory versus Jong Utrecht (placed 15th) in the Eerste Divisie last time out. A 1-1 draw at Jong Ajax's stadium before that.

Today's guests are confident travelers having scored 33 goals in 12 league games away this season. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (9 so far).

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the SC Cambuur - Almere 7-2 earlier this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Almere won two games, two matches ended with a draw and SC Cambuur has six wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: six / four

Top Goalscorers

SC CambuurR. Mühren
R. Mühren
25 goals
Almere CityT. Verheydt
T. Verheydt
14 goals
SC CambuurI. Kallon
I. Kallon
9 goals

Almere City missing players

SC Cambuur missing players

Almere City SC Cambuur
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 11 4 Played P 2 12 25
16 9 4 Won W 2 9 19
5 2 0 Drew D 0 3 3
3 0 0 Lost L 0 0 3
55 22 8 Scored S 6 33 72
32 2 1 Conceded C 0 9 21
92% 82% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
83% 73% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 84%
67% 45% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 58% 60%
42% 9% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 50% 48%
29% 9% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 32%
54% 18% 25% BTTS BTTS 0% 58% 48%
42% 82% 75% Clean Sheets C S 100% 42% 44%
12% 18% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 8% 12%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1.1 0.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.2 1.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
13.4 13.6 13.2 Shots (avg) S ( 16 15.1 15.3
6.1 5.7 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 8 6.5 7.4
38% 35% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 38% 42% 39%
Key stats in Eerste Divisie this season:
  • Almere City has the fewest conceded goals (2) at home in Eerste Divisie
  • Almere City has the most clean sheets (9) at home in Eerste Divisie
  • Almere City have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Almere City have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • SC Cambuur has the most points (30) away in Eerste Divisie
  • SC Cambuur has the most scored goals (72) in Eerste Divisie
  • SC Cambuur has the most scored goals in the first half (33) in Eerste Divisie
  • SC Cambuur has the most scored goals in the second half (39) in Eerste Divisie
  • SC Cambuur has the the best goal difference (+24) away in Eerste Divisie
  • SC Cambuur has the the best goal difference (+51) in Eerste Divisie
  • SC Cambuur have not yet lost a game away.
  • SC Cambuur have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 SC Cambuur 25 19 3 3 72 21 13 10 0 3 39 12 12 9 3 0 33 9 51 60
2 De Graafschap 25 18 2 5 53 34 12 9 1 2 25 14 13 9 1 3 28 20 19 56
3 Almere City 24 16 5 3 55 32 11 9 2 0 22 2 13 7 3 3 33 30 23 53
4 NAC Breda 25 15 5 5 48 23 12 8 1 3 26 12 13 7 4 2 22 11 25 50
5 Go Ahead Eagles 25 14 5 6 36 18 12 5 3 4 14 10 13 9 2 2 22 8 18 47
6 Roda JC Kerkrade 25 11 8 6 47 33 12 6 4 2 24 13 13 5 4 4 23 20 14 41
7 NEC 24 12 5 7 41 29 12 6 3 3 21 12 12 6 2 4 20 17 12 41
8 FC Volendam 23 10 7 6 48 30 12 4 3 5 25 16 11 6 4 1 23 14 18 37
9 Telstar 25 9 7 9 43 36 13 4 4 5 27 20 12 5 3 4 16 16 7 34
10 Excelsior 25 9 3 13 45 44 12 4 1 7 23 25 13 5 2 6 22 19 1 30
11 Jong Ajax 24 8 6 10 39 44 13 3 4 6 18 25 11 5 2 4 21 19 -5 30
12 Helmond Sport 24 7 8 9 33 37 13 5 2 6 19 20 11 2 6 3 14 17 -4 29
13 FC Eindhoven 25 7 7 11 36 44 12 4 3 5 25 22 13 3 4 6 11 22 -8 28
14 FC Oss 25 8 4 13 27 40 13 5 2 6 21 20 12 3 2 7 6 20 -13 28
15 Jong Utrecht 24 8 1 15 35 47 12 4 0 8 16 22 12 4 1 7 19 25 -12 25
16 Jong PSV 24 6 5 13 35 51 12 2 4 6 14 20 12 4 1 7 21 31 -16 23
17 MVV Maastricht 25 6 5 14 26 52 12 4 2 6 18 29 13 2 3 8 8 23 -26 23
18 Jong AZ 25 6 4 15 35 68 13 3 3 7 24 36 12 3 1 8 11 32 -33 22
19 FC Dordrecht 24 4 3 17 22 63 12 2 3 7 13 24 12 2 0 10 9 39 -41 15
20 FC Den Bosch 24 2 7 15 26 56 12 2 5 5 16 18 12 0 2 10 10 38 -30 13

Read more about Eerste Divisie

The Eerste Divisie, meaning “First Division”, is the second highest level of football in the Netherlands. 20 teams play two fixtures against each other to form a final league table after 380 games. The winning team is promoted with a creative playoff system deciding whether more teams promote.